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Lee, Hermione

Works: 132 works in 546 publications in 2 languages and 17,405 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Psychological fiction  Stream of consciousness fiction  Political fiction  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Manuscripts 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Commentator, Interviewer, Compiler
Classifications: PR6045.O72, 823.912
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Most widely held works by Hermione Lee
Edith Wharton by Hermione Lee( Book )
27 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,546 libraries worldwide
Biographer Lee gives us a new Edith Wharton--tough, startlingly modern, as brilliant and complex as her fiction. Born in 1862, Wharton escaped the suffocating fate of the well-born female, traveled adventurously in Europe and eventually settled in France. She developed a forceful literary professionalism and thrived in a luminous society that included Bernard Berenson, Aldous Huxley and most famously Henry James, who here emerges more as peer than as master. Wharton's life was fed by nonliterary enthusiasms as well: houses and gardens, relief efforts during the Great War, and the culture of the Old World, which she never tired of absorbing. Yet intimacy eluded her: unhappily married and childless, her one brush with passion came and went in midlife, an affair intimately recounted here. Lee interweaves Wharton's life with the evolution of her writing, the full scope of which shows her to be far more daring than her stereotype as lapidarian chronicler of the Gilded Age.--From publisher description
Virginia Woolf by Hermione Lee( Book )
40 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,289 libraries worldwide
Hermione Lee has created a portrait - rich in detail, epic in scope - that lets us know Virginia Woolf as we never have before: how she looked, how she sounded, how she dressed and behaved, how she wrote. This book gives us a vivid sense of the texture of Woolf's daily life - her houses and habits, money and servants, parties and talk. And through her own words and newly published letters between family members and friends, we gain a fresh and penetrating understanding
Willa Cather : double lives by Hermione Lee( Book )
27 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,850 libraries worldwide
A new examination of Willa Cather's life and works and of the relationship of her writings to her life
Good fiction guide by Jane Rogers( Book )
20 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 1,530 libraries worldwide
When it comes to reading we are spoiled for choice, and that choice can be a little daunting. That's why this great guide to the world of fiction is every reader's best friend. Packed with accessible introductions to over a thousand must-read authors and over four thousand superb titles, the Good Fiction Guide is a book you'll go back to again and again. Every entry includes suggestions for similar books or authors, helping you to discover great fiction you might not have heard about before. What makes the Good Fiction Guide superior to any other book of its kind is not just the thousands of entries, but the comprehensive overviews of different fiction genres, each written by a best-selling author. At the end of each chapter the author presents his or her own list of their very favorite books of that type. The genres include not just standard classifications such as Thrillers, Humor, and Science Fiction, but also more specialized subjects such as Social Issues, The Sea, and Family Saga. The Guide also includes chapters on the best fiction produced by different countries around the world, including Russia, France, India and the Caribbean. Whatever your preference, from classics to crime, history to humor, short stories to science fiction, the Good Fiction Guide has it all covered. An indispensable guide for reading groups, serious bookworms, and anyone who would like to read more
The novels of Virginia Woolf by Hermione Lee( Book )
18 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and held by 973 libraries worldwide
The Duke's children by Anthony Trollope( Book )
17 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and held by 807 libraries worldwide
'No-one probably, ever felt himself to be more alone in the world than our old friend, the Duke of Omnium, when the Duchess died.' Her death leaves to the Duke the care of his three wilful children and to the children the continuing social education of their father. The eldest, Lord Silverbridge, has been sent down from Oxford; Lord Gerald Palliser is doing indifferently well at Cambridge; and Lady Mary Palliser, the only daughter, is set on what seems to her father an unsuitable marriage. While the Duke must learn to accept that 'nothing will ever be quite what it used to be', his heir must acquire, his father hopes, a respect for justice, self-sacrifice, and honour, and a suitable wife. The rival claims of Lady Mabel Grex and Isabel Boncassen, the American granddaughter of a dock-worker, are emblematic of the claims on the Palliser family: tradition against progress, duty against natural feelings. The Duke's Children is the sixth and last of the Palliser novels (1864-80), which together provide an exceptionally rich expose of the British way of life during its most prestigious period. - Publisher
Philip Roth by Hermione Lee( Book )
16 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 805 libraries worldwide
The mulberry tree : writings of Elizabeth Bowen by Elizabeth Bowen( Book )
17 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and held by 796 libraries worldwide
Elizabeth Bowen, an estimation by Hermione Lee( Book )
17 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 723 libraries worldwide
Virginia Woolf's nose : essays on biography by Hermione Lee( Book )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 675 libraries worldwide
This intriguing and witty collection of essays looks at how biography deals with myths and legends, what goes missing and what can't be proved in the story of a life
Biography : a very short introduction by Hermione Lee( Book )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 518 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: Hermione Lee is one of the leading literary biographers in the English-speaking world, the author of widely acclaimed lives of Edith Wharton and Virginia Woolf. Now, in this Very Short Introduction, Lee provides a magnificent look at the genre in which she is an undisputed master-the art of biography. Here Lee considers the cultural and historical background of different types of biographies, looks at the factors that affect biographers, and asks whether there are different strategies, ethics, and principles required for writing about one person compared to another. She also discusses contemporary biographical publications and considers what kind of "lives" are the most popular and in demand. And along the way, she answers such questions as why do certain people and historical events arouse so much interest? How can biographies be compared with history and works of fiction? Does a biography need to be true? Is it acceptable to omit or conceal things? Does the biographer need to personally know the subject? Must a biographer be subjective?
Stevie Smith, a selection by Stevie Smith( Book )
13 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 395 libraries worldwide
The Hogarth letters ( Book )
6 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 375 libraries worldwide
The Secret self : short stories by women ( Book )
22 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in English and held by 313 libraries worldwide
Body parts : essays on life-writing by Hermione Lee( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 252 libraries worldwide
Penelope Fitzgerald : a life by Hermione Lee( Book )
9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 212 libraries worldwide
The acclaimed biographer of Edith Wharton and Virginia Woolf gives us a vivid, intimate, and critically acute portrait of one of the finest and most understated novelists of the twentieth century. Penelope Fitzgerald was a great English writer-many say the greatest in recent years-whose career didn't begin until she was nearly sixty. Her life moved from a Bishop's Palace to a sinking barge, from a life of teaching and obscurity to a blaze of renown. Her novels are short, spare masterpieces: subtle, understated, and highly intellectual. The early works draw on Fitzgerald's own experiences-working at the BBC in wartime; at a failing bookshop in Suffolk; at an eccentric stage school-while her later books open out into historical worlds that, magically, she seems to entirely possess. Despite the late start of her career, Fitzgerald's books won some of the most coveted awards in literature: the Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Hers is a story of lateness, persistence, and redemption. Now, Hermione Lee, a master biographer and one of Fitzgerald's greatest champions, gives us this remarkable author's unforgettable story
To the lighthouse by Virginia Woolf( Book )
15 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in English and held by 195 libraries worldwide
Selvbiografisk roman, som gennem personernes tanker skildrer en families sommerliv på øen Skye i Hebriderne i tiåret omkring 1. verdenskrig
The years by Virginia Woolf( Book )
16 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 187 libraries worldwide
English upper middle-class life among three inter-related families
The secret self 2 : short stories by women by Hermione Lee( Book )
10 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and held by 166 libraries worldwide
Oorspr.dr.: 1987
On being ill by Virginia Woolf( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 160 libraries worldwide
A literary conversation about illness and care giving between patient and nurse, mother and daughter
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Alternative Names
Lee, H.
Lee, Hermione
Lee, Hermoine 1948-
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